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Cyber Safety For Parents In The Digital Age

Cyber Safety For Parents In The Digital Age is an online training for parents and educators. It has been created by WisdomFeed and Melissa Straub, expert in the field of cyber security and cyber education. This programme will give parents and caregivers the tools to help create a safe and balanced online experience for their family.

Course Duration

Completely self-paced, online

Course Content

In today’s technological age, parents and educators face a daunting task of raising their children free of constant negative influence. Access to undesirable people and information is prevalent and extremely difficult to monitor. This is exacerbated by the fact that most kids are more proficient and comfortable with technology than their parents.

Consequently, parents need to educate themselves on the danger today’s children face from this constantly connected online world.

Module 1: Introduction To The Digital World, Devices and Connectivity

  • Teen Stats
  • Technology Addiction
  • Digital Drivers License
  • Permanence of Data

Module 2 (Part 1): Digital Parenting & Practical Cyber Security

  • Basic Security Measures
  • Having the “Tech Talk”
  • Cultivating a Positive Online Presence

Module 2 (Part 2): Online Predators & Sexual Solicitation

  • Associated Risks
  • Behaviours To Look Out For
  • Online Exposure

Module 2 (Part 3): Sexting

  • How is Sexting Defined?
  • What To Do If A Child Is Exposed
  • Talking To Your Kids About Empath and Conflict

Module 2 (Part 4): Cyber Bullying

  • What are some of the Signs?
  • What Parents can do
Cyber Safety for Parents - Module 2, Part 4

Module 3: Tips and tools to keep your children safer online

  • Where To Start
  • Technology Solutions
  • Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.

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